BSNL launches 'Wings' app to start internet telephony service in India
Published: Jul 12, 2018
By TIOLCORPLAWS News Service
NEW DELHI , JULY 12, 2018: The BSNL has unveiled the country's first internet telephony service that would allow users to dial any telephone number in India through its mobile app. The service would start from July 25. The new mobile app 'Wings' would allow customers to make unlimited calls by paying annual fee of Rs 1,099 and by using internet service or wi-fi of any telecom operator, to any phone number. Currently, voice calls can be made through mobile apps by users of the same app.
BSNL Chairman and MD, Mr Anupam Shrivastava told that registrations would commence in the next couple of days and the service would begin from July 25. He said that the customers would be able to make calls to numbers in India using 'Wings' app even from abroad. The app can be activated using internet anywhere in the world and calls can be made. The fee of Rs 1,099 includes unlimited calling within India. He further said that the app would be linked to a mobile number that would be issued by BSNL and it is not mandatory for Wings app user to apply for company's mobile and landline connection separately.
Telecom Commission, highest decision making body of Department of Telecom, had earlier allowed companies who hold valid telecom licence, to provide app-based calling service even by using wi-fi connection. The service provider would be required to comply with all the interception and monitoring related requirements and calls would be charged by telecom operators. All rules related to normal calls would be applicable on them.